As businesses recover from the slump caused by the ongoing global health crisis, it is evident that the continual development of the environment, health, and safety (EH&S) programs is a crucial aspect of business success. Though listing every possible EH&S … Read More
The Anatomy of an Accident: The Top 3 EH&S Red Flags
Incident Investigations: What’s the Point?
During my many years in safety, I’ve led dozens of incident investigations and, in general, enjoyed doing them. “Playing sleuth” appealed to my innate curiosity, and I felt confident that I was performing the task well. I have known many … Read More
Near Misses and Their Place in the Incident Reporting Culture
Arguably the best type of work-related incident is the near miss or “close call.” OSHA and the National Safety Council define a near miss as an “unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage, but had the … Read More
Don’t Get Blinded by Your Injury Numbers
“What we are measuring is not safety but unsafety” Craig Marriott in Challenging the Safety Quo. “Many companies…continue to measure their systemic safety by the lost time frequency rate…Unfortunately this reflection of personal injury rates provides little or no indication … Read More